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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

New York City...a church that was spared ruin on September 11th, 2001.


This scene is played out in all of the major cities around the world and thank goodness for it. The contrast of old historic buildings against the backdrop of modern superstructures. Often the historic center of a city remains as a testament to it's founders and the city elders had enough foresight to preserve them for future generations. At one time these old buildings were on the "cutting edge" of their time. Let's hope that in the day of our grandchild's child, he or she will see a remnant of Times Square or the Chicago Loop as they visit the cities of the future.

Dan

16 comments:

De Lly Dilettante said...

Wow, creepy looking. But it's cool.

Dan Felstead said...

Thanks Lly...It wasn't a spooky place but I think the gray sky made it seem that way. Really it was quite peaceful.

Dan

Sunny said...

I really like the contrast of the old and new architecture. Your picture is a feast for the eyes, lots of details to look at.
It would be a tragedy if old buildings are not preserved for future generations.
Sunny :)

shabby girl said...

Yes, so many levels in this one. Textures, lights, colors. Beautiful!

DawnTreader said...

Powerful perspective was my first impression!

Dan, today's post shows up in my Blogger reading list OK but then there is still a gap back to Friday's contest post.

Dan Felstead said...

Sunny...I could be wrong but I think that the cities of Europe put more emphasis on preserving old architecture than does the US. We just don't have those 1000s of years perspective as does the rest of the world.

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Shabbygirl...this picture does not compare to the beauty you captured in Sedona!

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Dawn Treader thanks for letting me know. I guess at this pint I won't worry about those posts that I transposed. But the next time I do it...thanks to you I will watch for this problem and try the html copy that you suggested.

Dan

Valerie said...

I would say that's one of the best pictures I have ever seen. I love the drama of it, and the perspective is fantastic. Going for another look.

Dan Felstead said...

Valerie...thank you so much for the kind words and I am glad you enjoyed it. You made my day!

Dan

Jaime Haney aka ArtsyFartsy.Me said...

this is beautiful, I love the angle

Highton-Ridley said...

A really fine composition making me understand how closed and hemmed in the church must be. I think your processing really complements the mood you were trying to convey. Nice!

septembermom said...

What a perspective! Cool!

Dan Felstead said...

Thank you Jaime and have a Posey County Great Thanksgiving!

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Thank you Mark..I appreciate the encouragement.

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Septembermom...I am sure you know the Church....

"Unwavering Spirit: Hope & Healing at Ground Zero"

Located directly across from the World Trade Center site, St. Paul's Chapel, an Episcopal church, was home to an extraordinary eight-month volunteer relief effort after the terrorist attacks of September 11th, 2001. Unwavering Spirit, a new interactive exhibit, honors that ministry and its legacy of love and compassion.

Dan